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Treasury Department Circular to the Collectors of the Customs, 26 May 1791

Treasury Department Circular
to the Collectors of the Customs

Treasury Department,
May 26 1791

Sir,

Inclosed you will find for your information, generally, and Government, in certain particulars, certain explanations & instructions concerning the two Acts, severally entitled “An Act repealing after the last day of June next, the duties heretofore laid upon distilled spirits imported from abroad, and laying others in their stead; and also upon spirits distilled within the United States and for appropriating the same,”1 and “An Act making further provision for the collection of the duties by law imposed on Teas, and to prolong the term for the payment of the duties on Wines.”2

I am, sir,   your Obedt Servant.

Alexander Hamilton

LS, to Jeremiah Olney, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence; L[S], to Otho H. Williams, Office of the Secretary, United States Treasury Department; LS, Mr. Roger Barrett, Kenilworth, Illinois; L[S], RG 36, Collector of Customs at Boston, Letters from the Treasury, 1789–1807, Vol. 4, National Archives; copy, RG 56, Circulars of the Office of the Secretary, “Set T,” National Archives; copy, United States Finance Miscellany, Treasury Circulars, Library of Congress.

11 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 199–214 (March 3, 1791).

21 Stat. description begins The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America (Boston, 1845). description ends 219–21 (March 3, 1791).

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